Sometimes patience does pay off. A century of patience. BBC News reports:
More than a century after she crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the US, Eulalia Garcia has become an American citizen at the age of 101.
“I feel really good about what I have accomplished – at my age and with my health,” she said.
Ms Garcia, who entered the US on 12 October 1909, became a citizen on the 101st anniversary of her arrival.
She said the first thing she wanted to do as an American was vote in the mid-term elections on 2 November.
“Sure, I do – for the best [candidate],” Ms Garcia said.
The naturalisation ceremony took place on Tuesday in a federal courthouse in Brownsville in the US state of Texas, where Ms Garcia has lived almost all her life.